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Dianthus 'Rosie Cheeks'

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Rosie Cheeks
Additional cultivar information: (Devon Cottage series; aka Valda Louise)

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Rose/Mauve
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Blue-Green

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral ladygold56 On Apr 4, 2011, ladygold56 from Pineville, LA wrote:

This is a new plant to my garden, but I too was surprised by the small number of entries as it is loaded with beautiful, heavily perfumed flowers. I am starting with two quart plants, that I have potted. Am interested in separating, when it comes time to put into my perennial garden and am also curious as to when would be the best time to transplant over.
Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks!!

Positive gochamps On May 8, 2009, gochamps from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

Delightful spicy fragrance.
I just purchased (May 2009) this plant, potted, in bloom.
It makes a nice addition to the spring flowering bulbs.
Presumably it was 'forced' into bloom.
The name is "Rosy Cheeks"
Dianthus hybrida 'Valda Louise' (P.P. 14045)

Positive StolenMoments On Jan 27, 2009, StolenMoments from Petersburg, IN wrote:

Such a pretty little preformer, I am surprised there are not more posts. I loved the cottage old fashioned look of the beautiful pink blooms. The foilage is grey-green and pretty contrast to my beds. It is semi-evergreen here in Southern Indiana. It bloomed consistantly most of the summer. I posted a picture too. Happy gardening.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Petersburg, Indiana
Pineville, Louisiana
Saint Louis, Missouri
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Hinesburg, Vermont
Charlottesville, Virginia
Freeland, Washington
Spokane, Washington
Eau Claire, Wisconsin



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